Negotiations overshadow other work
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's political spotlight shone on high-level budget negotiations Thursday, but most lawmakers spent time debating far less sexy bills.
One of the key negotiators said Thursday's talks with Gov. Tim Pawlenty did not go as smoothly as they did on Wednesday.
"Extremely close yesterday, somewhat close today," is how House Minority Leader Marty Seifert, R-Marshall, described negotiations.